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RESIDENTIAL WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE OWNER’S OPERATION AND INSTALLATION MANUAL

F48H(I)(R)A AND

PFS ®

VF48H(I)(R)A

48" WOOD BURNING

C

US

FIREPLACE

WITH HERRINGBONE

MASONRY BRICK

 

 

IF FIREPLACE IS TO BE INSTALLED DIRECTLY ON ANY COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL, A HEARTH SPACER IS REQUIRED.

SAVE THIS BOOK

This book is valuable. In addition to instructing you on how to install and maintain your appliance, it also contains information that will enable you to obtain replacement parts or accessory items when needed. Keep it with your other important papers.

This fireplace is approved for use as a wood burning fireplace or for use with a vented gas log approved to ANS Z21.60 or Z21.84 standards or for use with a vent-freegas log heater approved to ANS Z21.11.2 standard.

This wood burning fireplace complies with UL127-CAN/ULC-S610-M87standardasaFACTORYBUILTAPPLIANCE.

FOR CANADA: The authority having jurisdiction (such as the municipal building department, fire department, etc.) should be contacted before installation to determine the need to obtain a permit.

INSTALLER: Leave this manual with the appliance. CONSUMER: Retain this manual for future reference.

For more information, visit www.fmiproducts.com

WARNING: Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury, property damage or loss of life. Refer to this manual for assistance or additional information. Consult a qualified

installer or local distributor.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Safety...................................................................

2

Operation and Maintenance...............................

16

Specifications.......................................................

3

Technical Service...............................................

17

Installation............................................................

4

Replacement Parts.............................................

17

Firebrick Wall Installation....................................

11

Parts...................................................................

18

Optional Gas Line..............................................

14

Accessories........................................................

19

Glass Door Installation.......................................

18

 

 

SAFETY

IMPORTANT: Check local codes before installing this fireplace.

Before beginning the installation of the fireplace, read these instructions through completely.

This FMI PRODUCTS, LLC fireplace and its components are safe when installed according to this installation manual.

Unless you use FMI PRODUCTS, LLC components, which have been designed and tested for the fireplace system, you may cause a fire hazard.

The FMI PRODUCTS, LLC warranty will be voided by and FMI PRODUCTS, LLC disclaims any responsibility for the following actions.

a.Modification of the fireplace, com - ponents, doors, air inlet system and damper control.

b.Use of any component part not manufactured or approved by FMI PRODUCTS,

LLC in combination with a FMI PROD-

UCTS, LLC fireplace system.

Proper installation is the most important step in ensuring safe and continuous operation of the fireplace. Consult the local building codes as to the particular requirements concerned with the installation of all factory built fireplaces.

WARNING: Do not install a fireplaceinsertinthisboxunless the manufacturer's instructions with the insert specifically state thisfireplacehasbeentestedfor use with this insert.

This fireplace is not intended to be used as a substitute for a furnace to heat an entire home. Use for supplemental heat only.

FOR YOUR SAFETY

Do not store or use gasoline oranyotherflammablevapors or liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

Due to high temperatures, the appliance should be located out of traffic and away from furniture and draperies.

Do not place clothing or other flammablematerialsonornear the appliance.

Never leave children unattended when a fire is burning in the fireplace.

WARNING: Use solid wood or processed solid fuel fire logs only. When processed wood fuel fire logs are used, do not poke or stir the logs while they are burning. Use only fire logs that have been evaluated for the application in fireplace and refer to fire log warnings and caution markings on packaging prior to use.

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WARNING:Alwaysleaveglass doorsfullyopenedorfullyclosed when operating fireplace.

WARNING: If fireplace is to be installed on combustible material, a Hearth Spacer must be used. SeeReplacement and Accessory Parts on page 18.

SPECIFICATIONS

MODELS F48H(I)(R)A AND VF48H(I)(R)A

ROUND TOP

SQUARE

CHASE-TOP

TERMINATION

TERMINATION

 

No Combustible

2" Chimney Airspace

Material on Front

Clearance to Combustible

Face Except for

Material

Mantel Applications

 

 

1.5" Airspace

 

Back and Sides

PLANTATION FIREPLACE

 

WITH HEARTH SPACER

 

(REQUIRED FOR

 

COMBUSTIBLE FLOORS)

Outside Air

18" Min. to

Access Location

Perpendicular

Gas Line

Wall

Access Location

Hearth

Hearth Spacer

Extension

(Required for

72" X 20"

Combustible Floor)

 

 

 

 

42.375"

 

0" to Bottom

 

33.5"

 

 

 

12" Min.

 

 

 

 

Each Side

 

 

 

 

15.625"

 

 

 

 

 

24"

 

 

30"

 

 

 

 

 

14.375"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

48"

 

30.31"

 

 

 

 

60.625"

0.625"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22"

 

 

 

 

 

71.5"

 

 

 

 

65.75"

76.25"*

 

 

 

42"

43.75"

 

 

 

7.625"

 

 

7.625"

8.875"

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.5"

14.375"

48"

4.75"

12.875"

 

 

Secure Fireplace

 

 

60.625"

1"

 

 

 

To Hearth Spacer

 

 

 

*With Hearth Spacer

 

 

 

 

 

Using Straps

 

 

 

 

 

Provided

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SELECTING FIREPLACE LOCATION

To determine the safest and most efficient location for the fireplace, you must take into consideration the following guidelines:

1.The location must allow for proper clearances (see Figures 1 and 2).

2.Consider a location where the fireplace will not be affected by drafts, air conditioning ducts, windows or doors.

3.A location that avoids the cutting of joists or roof rafters will make installation easier.

4.An outside air kit is available with this fireplace (see Optional Outside Air Kit on page 5).

MINIMUM CLEARANCE TO

COMBUSTIBLES

Back and sides of fireplace

1 1/2" min.*

Front of fireplace

48" min.

Floor**

0" min.

Perpendicular wall to opening 18" min.

Top spacers

0" min.

Mantel clearance

see Mantels,

 

page 5

Chimney outer pipe surface

2" min.

* Not required at nailing flanges ** See step 2 of Framing

WARNING: Do not pack required air spaces with insulation or other materials.

Minimum/Maximum Chimney Height

The minimum height of the chimney, measured from the base of the fireplace to the flue gas outlet of the termination, is 16 feet for straight flue or a flue with one elbow set. The maximum distance between elbows is 6 feet.

For systems with two elbow sets, the minimum height is 22 feet. The maximum height of any system is 50 feet. This measurement includes the fireplace, chimney sections and the height of the termination assembly at the level of the flue gas outlet (see Figure 15, page 9).

FRAMING

1.Frame the opening for the fireplace using the dimensions shown in Figures 1 and 2.

2.If the fireplace is to be installed directly on carpeting, tile (other than ceramic) or any combustible material including wood flooring, the fireplace must be installed

on a hearth spacer designed for use with this fireplace (see Replacement and Accessory Parts, page 18).

3.Set the fireplace directly in front of this opening and slide the unit back until the nailing flanges touch the side framing.

4.Check the level of the fireplace and shim with sheet metal if necessary.

5.Before securing fireplace to prepared framing, the ember protector (provided) must be placed between the hearth extension (not supplied) and under the bottom front edge of the fireplace to protect against glowing embers falling through. If the fireplace is to be installed on a raised platform, a Z- type ember protector (not supplied) must be fabricated to fit your required platform height.The ember protector should extend

under the fireplace a minimum of 11/2". The ember protector should be made of galvanized sheet metal (28 gauge minimum to prevent corrosion.

6.Using screws or nails, secure the fireplace to the framing through flanges located on the sides of the fireplace.

60.875"* With Hearth Spacer

71.5"

65.7"

76.375"*

31.625" Secure Fireplace

To Hearth Spacer Using Straps Provided (Sides and Rear)

Figure 1 - Framing Dimensions

Maintain 1 1/2"

Clearance at Sides and

Back of Fireplace

 

1 1/2" Clearance

"

Not Required at

.875

Nailing Flanges

78

 

107.3"

Figure 2 - Corner Installation

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HEARTH EXTENSION

A hearth extension projecting a minimum of 20" in front of and a minimum of 12" beyond each side of the fireplace opening is required to protect combustible floor construction in front of the fireplace. Fabricate a hearth extension using a material which meets the following specifications: a layer of noncombustible, inorganic material having a thermal conductivity of K=0.84 BTU IN/FT, HR. F (or less) at 1" thick. For example, if the material selected has a K factor of 0.25, such as glass fiber, the following formula would apply:

0.25 x 1.0" = 0.30" thickness required

0.84

Thermal conductivity "K" of materials can be obtained from the manufacturer or supplier of the noncombustible material. If the hearth extension is to be covered, use noncombustible material such as tile, slate, brick, concrete, metal, glass, marble, stone, etc. Provide a means to prevent the hearth extension from shifting and seal gap between the fireplace frame and hearth extension with a noncombustible material (see Figure 3).

WARNING:Hearthextension

is to be installed only as shown

in Figure 3.

Fireplace Front

Seal Gap

 

Ember Protector

 

Fireplace Front

 

Raised Hearth

 

Ember Protector

Hearth

 

Extension

Fireplace Front

Seal Gap

Elevated

 

Ember Protector

Figure 3 - Hearth Extension

MANTELS

A mantel may be installed if desired (see Figure 4). Woodwork such as wood trims, mantels or any other combustible material projecting from the front face must not be placed within 12" of the fireplace opening. Combustible materials above 12" and projecting more than 1 1/2" from the fireplace must not be placed less than 15" from the top opening of the fireplace (NFPA STD 211,

Sec. 7-3.3.3).

Mantels or any other combustible material also may come up to the side edge of the black metal face of the fireplace just as long as the projection from the front face fall within the limit shown in Figure 4.

 

 

Combustible

 

12 1/4" Ref.

Material

 

 

Safe

6"

 

Zone for

Ref.

33°

Projection of

 

Combustible

 

 

 

3" Nom.

Materials

 

 

15" Min. 11/2" Max.

12" Min.

Upper

Section of

Fireplace

Fireplace Opening

Figure 4 - Mantel Clearances to

Combustible Material

OPTIONAL OUTSIDE AIR KIT

(MODEL AK4/AK4F)

Installation of an outside air kit should be performed during rough framing of fireplace due to nature of it's location. Outside combustion air is accessed through a vented crawl space (AK4F) or through a sidewall (AK4). This fireplace is equipped with a barometric damper which allow outside air to flow into fireplace automatically when needed.

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CAUTION: Combustion air inlet ducts shall not terminate in attic space.

The maximum height for the air vent can not exceed 3 feet below the flue gas outlet of the termination.

Secure to Collars with Metal Tape, Screws or Straps (Min. of 1/4" x 20" in size)

Air Inlet

Location

Must Allow For Bushes or Snow

 

Air Inlet

Vented Crawl Space

Eyebrow

Vent Hood

(Check Local Codes

Required for

Before Installing in a

Wall Installation

Vented Crawl Space)

 

Figure 5 - Outside Air Kit

CHIMNEY PIPE

FMI PRODUCTS, LLC chimney system consists of 12", 18", 24", 36"' and 48" snaplock, double-wallpipe segments, planned for maximum adaptability to individual site requirements. Actual lengths gained after fitting overlaps must be taken into consideration (lineal gain) and are given in lineal gain chart

(see Figure 6). Lineal gain is the actual measurable length of a part after two or more parts are connected. For Canada, use chimney parts designated "HT".

 

LINEAL GAIN

 

PART NO.

 

DESCRIPTION

GAIN (IN)

48" Plantation

 

Fireplace

66 1/2"

12-12DM

 

Pipe Section

10 5/8"

12-12HT

 

 

 

18-12DM

 

Pipe Section

16 5/8"

18-12HT

 

 

 

24-12DM

 

Pipe Section

23 5/8"

24-12HT

 

 

 

36-12DM

 

Pipe Section

34 5/8"

36-12HT

 

 

 

48-12DM

 

Pipe Section

46 5/8"

48-12HT

 

 

 

RLT-12D

 

Round

7 3/4"*

RLT-12HT

 

Termination

 

 

 

Square Chase-

 

STL-12D

 

Top with Slip

7" to 15"*

 

 

Section

 

* The lineal gain for the terminations is measured to the flue gas outlet height.

15" Galvanized

Outer Pipe

12 3/8"

Hemmed

Stainless

End

Inner Pipe

 

Figure 6 - Lineal Gain

ASSEMBLY AND INSTALLATION OF DOUBLE WALL CHIMNEY SYSTEM

Each double wall chimney section consists of a galvanized outer pipe, a stainless steel inner flue pipe and a wire spacer. Pipe sections must be assembled independently as chimney is installed. When connecting chimney directly to fireplace, inner flue pipe section must be installed first with lanced side up. Outer pipe section can then be installed over flue pipe section with hemmed end up. Press down on each pipe section until lances securely engage hem on fireplace starter. Wire will assure proper spacing between inner and

outer pipe sections.

WARNING: The opening in the collar around the chimney at the top of the fireplace must not be obstructed.Neveruseblowninsulation to fill the chimney enclosure.

Continue to assemble chimney sections as outlined above, making sure both inner and outer pipe sections are locked together. When installing double wall snap-lockchimney together, it is important to assure joint between chimney sections is locked. Check by pulling chimney upward after locking. Chimney will not come apart if properly locked. It is not necessary to add screws to keep chimney

together (exception, see Figure 9, page 8).

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USING ELBOW OFFSETS (30E-12DM)

2. Chimney weight above offset rests on re-

1. To achieve desired offset, you may install

turn elbow. Straps must be securely nailed

combinations of 12", 18", 24", 36" and 48"

to rafters or joists (see Figure 8, details A

length of double wall pipe (see offset chart

and B).

 

 

 

 

 

and Figure 7).

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Maximum length of pipe between supports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(return elbow or 12S-12DM)is 6' of angle

OFFSET

RISE

 

CHIMNEY LENGTH

 

run. Maximum of two 6' angle run sections

A

B

12"

 

18"

24"

36"

48"

 

 

 

per chimney system (see Figure 7).

4 3/8"

16 3/8"

 

ELBOW

SET

ONLY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. All pipe connections between the offset

9 3/4"

25 1/2"

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 3/4"

30 3/4"

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

and return must be secured with two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

screws on the outer pipe only (see Figure

15"

34 3/4"

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9, page 8). Do not penetrate the inner

18"

40"

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

stainless.

 

 

 

 

 

21 1/4"

46 1/4"

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23 3/4"

49 1/4"

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See Detail A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27 3/4"

56 3/4"

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

2" Min.

30"

60 3/4"

 

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

33"

66"

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36"

71"

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

38 1/4"

75"

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

Straps

 

 

 

 

 

41 1/4"

80 1/4"

1

 

1

 

1

 

 

Straps

 

 

 

 

45"

86 3/4"

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detail B

 

 

 

 

46 3/4"

89 1/2"

1

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

See Detail B

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angle Firestop

 

 

 

 

 

 

51"

97"

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53 1/4"

101"

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

56 1/4"

106 1/4"

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

59 1/4"

111 1/2"

 

 

1

 

1

1

 

Straps

 

 

 

 

 

 

61 3/4"

115 1/2"

1

 

 

 

 

2

 

Straps

 

 

 

 

64 3/4"

120 3/4"

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

68 1/4"

127"

 

 

 

 

2

1

 

 

Detail A

 

 

 

 

 

70"

130"

1

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return Elbow

 

 

 

 

 

74 1/4"

137 1/2"

1

 

 

 

2

1

 

 

Figure 8 - Ceiling Support Pipe

76 3/4"

141 1/2"

 

 

1

 

2

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12S-12DM

 

 

79 3/4"

146 3/4"

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFFSET CHART (22-50FT. SYSTEM HEIGHT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return

 

 

 

 

Return

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elbow

 

 

 

 

Elbow

Return

 

 

Offset

 

 

 

 

 

Offset

 

 

 

 

 

Elbow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elbow

 

 

6' Max.

 

 

Elbow

 

6' Max.

Ceiling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support Pipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return

 

 

12S-12DM

6' Max.

Elbow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elbow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6' Max.

Offset

 

 

 

Offset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offset

 

 

 

Elbow

 

 

6' Max. Elbow

 

6' Max.

Elbow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

 

 

 

 

B

 

 

C

 

 

Figure 7 - Typical Offset Terminations

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PENETRATING ROOF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To maintain a 2" clearance to pipe on roof with

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a pitch, a rectangular opening must be cut.

Screws

 

 

1.

Determine center point through which pipe

 

 

will penetrate roof.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Determine center point of roof. Pitch is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the distance the roof drops over a given

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

span, usually 12".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Use roof opening chart (Figure 12) to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

determine correct opening length and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

 

flashing required.

 

 

 

4. Remove shingles around opening mea-

Figure 9 - Elbow Offset

 

sured. Cut out this section.

 

 

FIRESTOP SPACERS (FS-10)

5.

Add next sections of pipe until end

Firestop spacers are required at each point

 

penetrates roof line. Check to see that

where chimney penetrates a floor space.

 

proper clearances are maintained. Extend

Their purpose is to establish and maintain

 

chimney by adding sections of double wall

required clearance between chimney and

 

pipe until pipe is minimum of 30" above

combustible materials. When pipe passes

 

highest point of roof cutout. Termination

through a framed opening into a living space

 

and chimney must extend a minimum of

above, firestop must be placed onto ceiling

 

36" above highest point where it passes

from below as shown in Figure 10.

 

through roof.

 

 

They also provide complete separation from

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

one floor space to another or attic space as

 

 

 

 

required by most codes. When the double wall

 

19.5" Min.

30" Min.

pipe passes through a framed opening into an

 

2" Min.

 

 

attic space, the firestop must be placed into

 

 

2" Min.

an attic floor as shown in Figure 11.

Existing

Ceiling 2" Min.

Frame

Firestop

Opening "A"

Spacer

 

 

Screws or

Pitch

Slope

Opening

Used Flashing

 

Staples

 

(Min. of 8)

 

 

"A" Max.

Model No.

 

Flat

19.5"

V6F-10DM

Figure 10 - Firestop Spacer with Living

0-6/12

26.6°

22'

V6F-10DM

 

Space Above Ceiling

 

6/12-12/12

45.0°

27"

V12F-10DM

 

 

Firestop

Screws or Staples

Figure 12 - Roof Opening Measurements

(Min. of 8)

 

 

 

 

Spacer

 

 

 

 

 

Existing

Ceiling

Frame

Figure 11 - Firestop Spacer with Attic

Space Above Ceiling

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FLASHING INSTALLATION (V6F-10DM

Terminations/Spark Arrestor

OR V12F-10DM)

 

Fireplace system must be terminated with

Determine flashing to be used with roof open-

listed round top or chase terminations. In any

ing chart. Slide flashing over pipe until base is

case, refer to installation instructions supplied

flat against roof. Replace as many shingles as

with termination.

 

needed to cover exposed area and flashing

CAUTION: Do not seal open-

base. Secure in position by nailing through

shingles (see Figure 13). DO NOT NAIL

ings on the rooftop flashing.

THROUGH FLASHING CONE.

Follow installation instructions

Storm

 

provided with termination being

Overlap

used.

 

Collar

 

Flashing

Shingles Top

 

 

and Sides Only

 

 

Cone

 

RLT-12D

 

 

Nail Only

 

Stainless

 

(Shown)

Outer

 

 

Inner Flue

 

Perimeter

 

 

 

Pipe

Level of

of Flashing

 

 

 

Flue Gas

 

 

 

 

 

Secure

Outlet

 

 

 

 

 

Termination

 

 

 

to Outer

Waterproof

 

 

Pipe with 3

 

 

Caulking

 

 

Screws

Underlap

 

Storm

 

 

Shingles

 

 

Collar

at Bottom

Flashing

 

Figure 13 - Flashing Installation

Installing Flashing on a Metal Roof

When installing the flashing on a metal roof, it is required that putty tape be used between the flashing and the roof.The flashing must be secured to the roof using #8 x 3/4" screws and then sealed with roof coating to prevent leakage through the screw holes. A roof coating must also be applied around the perimeter of the flashing to provide a proper seal.

Storm Collar Installation (SC2-1)

Place storm collar over pipe and slide down until it is snug against open edge of flashing

(see Figure 14).Apply waterproof caulk around perimeter of collar to provide a proper seal.

Chimney

Waterproof

Pipe

Caulk

Storm

Flashing

Collar

Overlap

 

Shingles (Top

Underlap

and Sides of

Shingles

Flashing Base)

 

Figure 15 - Termination

CHASE INSTALLATIONS

Instructions for chase installations are included with the chase style termination chosen.

In a multiple chase installation, be sure to provide adequate distance between terminations to prevent smoke spillage from one termination to another. Terminations must be separated a minimum of 24" center to center and stacked at a minimum vertical height difference of 18" (see Figure 16, page 10).

Note: If a decorative shroud is to be installed, contact the manufacturer for specifications.

Figure 14 - Storm Collar

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18"

Min.

Typ.

24" Min.

24" Min.

Figure 16 - Multiple Chase Installation

10 FOOT RULE

All flue gas outlet chimney terminations must extend a minimum of 3 feet in height above highest point where it passes through the roof and must be at least 2 feet above highest point of the roof that is within a horizontal distance of 10 feet (see Figure 17).

Level of 10' Flue Gas

Outlet 10'

2' Min.

3' Min.

 

2' Min.

3' Min.

 

Figure 17 - 10 Foot Rule

FINISHING FIREPLACE

Combustible materials, such as wallboard, gypsum board, sheet rock, drywall, plywood, etc. may make direct contact with sides and top around the fireplace face. It is important that combustible materials do not overlap face itself. Brick, glass, tile or other noncombustible materials may overlap front face provided they do not obstruct essential openings like louvered slots or any other opening. When overlapping with a noncombustible facing material, use only noncombustible mortar or adhesive.

CAUTION: All gas piping and connections must be tested for leaks after the installation is completed. After ensuring that the gas valve is on, apply soap and water solution to all connectionsandjoints.Bubbles forming show a leak. Correct all leaks at once. DO NOT USE AN OPEN FLAME FOR LEAK TESTING AND DO NOT OPERATEANYAPPLIANCE IFALEAK IS DETECTED. LEAK TESTING SHOULD BE DONE BYAQUALIFIED SERVICE PERSON.

WARNING:Donotoperatean unventedgaslogsetinthisfireplacewiththechimneyremoved.

If you install a decorative gas appliance (vented gas log), the decorative gas appliance must comply with the Standard for Decorative Gas Appliance for Installation in Solid Fuel

Burning Fireplaces, ANS Z21.60 or Z21.84 and shall also be installed in accordance with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/ NFPA 54 latest edition.

WARNING: If fireplace has been used for wood burning, firebox and chimney must be cleaned of soot, creosote and ashes by a qualified chimney cleaner. Creosote will ignite if heavily heated.

WARNING: When using a decorative vented gas log, damper must be removed or permanently locked in the fully open position and glass doors must be in fully open position.

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IMPORTANT:Installationofbrick should be done after the fireplace is placed in a permanent location.

1.The fireplace is shipped with the hearth preinstalled. It is held in place for shipping with 3 shipping brackets (Figure 19). Remove these brackets before installing any of the other firebrick walls.

Shipping

Brackets

Figure 19 - Removing Shipping Brackets

2.Install the left and right firebrick walls. There is a bracket with 2 tabs on the bottom of each firebrick wall. Angle the wall into the fireplace opening and into the slots on the side of the hearth (Figure

20), then tilt the top of the panel toward the firebox surround.

Slot

Right Face

 

3.Secure the firebrick wall using two of the side retaining brackets provided. The bracket will slip underneath the metal lip on the top of the wall and screw into the inner dome of the fireplace (Figure 21).

Right Wall

Retaining

Bracket

Leading

Bricks

Figure 21 - Installing Side Walls

4.Install the bottom rear firebrick wall. Place the wall face side down on the hearth with the bottom of the wall toward the rear of the firebox and the top toward the front of the fireplace. Tilt the wall up toward the back of the firebox. Secure bracket at top of the firebrick wall to the rear firebox surround (Figure 22).

Top

Bracket

Hearth

Figure 22 - Installing Bottom Rear Wall

Figure 20 - Slots for Firebrick Walls

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5. Install the rear top firebrick wall. Lift the

GROUTING INSTRUCTIONS

panel up with the front of the firebrick wall

Material provided:

facing toward the front of the fireplace.

Bag of cement

The bottom of the panel has two tabs

Bag of sand

that slide into the bracket on the top of

Material required:

the bottom rear panel (Figure 23). Secure

the top of the firebrick wall with the rear

Piping bag

retaining bracket provided. The bracket

Joints striker

will slip underneath the metal lip on the

Heavy duty mixing bucket

top of the firebrick wall and screw into the

Sponge or Wet Cloth

inner dome of the fireplace (Figure 24).

1. Moisten brick surface with damp sponge

 

 

Top

or spray bottle just prior to application.

 

Tab

When bricks are wet, any excess grout

 

Rear

 

mixture on bricks will easily wipe off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. In a heavy duty mixing bucket, add equal

 

 

 

parts cement and sand.Add enough water

 

 

 

and mix together well using a power drill

 

 

 

with mixing wand attachment to a yogurt

 

 

 

like consistency. Not adding enough water

 

 

 

can lead to grout falling out after burning.

 

 

 

3. The overall length of piping bag should be

 

 

 

about 16". If the bag is longer than 16",

 

 

 

cut it down to size by removing end with

Bottom

Slot

 

larger opening. This will make the bag

 

easier to handle.

 

 

Rear

 

 

4. Put grout mixture into piping bag making

Figure 23 - Installing Top Rear Wall

sure the smaller opening is downward and

 

Retaining

 

over a moist towel to avoid spilling. Place

 

 

a wet towel over the bucket making sure it

 

Bracket

 

 

 

is directly on the surface of grout mixture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This will keep the mixture moist and it will

 

 

 

not dry out before use.

 

 

 

5. Grout all joints where two firebrick walls

 

 

 

come together.

 

 

 

6. Using a trowel, remove excess grout mix-

 

 

 

ture by moving trowel in the direction of

Figure 24 - Installing Top Rear Wall

the joint. Grout mixture in the joint should

now be flush with brick surface. If not

6. It is recommended that the joints between

enough grout is applied into each space,

grout may fall out after burning.

all firebrick walls be grouted for a more

7. Using a joint striker, smooth out grout line.

finished look. For grouting instructions.

Allow 72 hours before

For more information and to watch a how to

operating fireplace.

video go to www.fmiproducts.com and select

Technical Support.

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INSTALLING SCREEN

1.Slide round end of screen rod into rings at topofscreen.Attachonepush-onnuttoendof rod before attaching last ring of screen.

2.Insert the round end screen rod into hole on the left and right side of smoke shelf (Figure 25).

3.Mount flat end of screen rod with #10 x 5/8" to center of smoke shelf.

4.Install other screen rod in same manner.

Rating

Hole for Screen

Plate

Rod

Leading Bricks

WARNING: Risk of fire! ReplacegratewithFMIPRODUCTS, LLC grate only (see Parts, page 23). This grate has been designed to keep the operation of yourfireplacesafeandefficient.

Figure 25 - Installing Fireplace Screen

Figure 26 - Installing Grate Retainers

INSTALLING GRATE RETAINERS

1.Place the provided grate retainers on the hearth as shown in Figure 26. The back of the retainer will be flush with the rear firebrick wall. Mark the center of the hole on the hearth with a marker.

2.Drill two holes in the hearth in the marked locations using a masonry 3/16" drill bit.

3.Secure grate retainer with masonry screws provided.

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OPTIONAL GAS LINE INSTALLATION

Gas line hook up should be done by your supplier or a qualified service person.

Note: Before you proceed, make sure your gas supply is turned off.

Use only a 1/2" black iron pipe and appropriate fittings.

1.Remove knockout indentation on refractory or firebrick wall located above refractory hearth floor. Knockout indentation must be firmly tapped with any solid object such as a 1/2" dowel until it is released. Remove fragmented portions of refractory (see Figure 27).

2.Remove gas line cover plate located on either side of fireplace and pull out insulation from gas line conduit sleeve. Save insulation for reuse. Replace screws.

3.Run a 1/2" black iron gas line into fireplace throughtherearatgaslineconduitsleeve(if usingaraisedplatform,addheight).Provide sufficient gas line into fireplace chamber for fitting connection (see Figure 28).

Note: Secure incoming gas line to wood framing to provide rigidity for threaded end.

4.Repack insulation around gas line and into sleeve opening. Seal any gaps between gas line and refractory knockout hole with refractory cement or commercial furnace cement, Install the gas appliance or cap-offgas line if desired.

CAUTION: All gas piping and connections must be tested for leaks after the installation is completed. After ensuring that the gas valve is on, apply soap and water solution to all connectionsandjoints.Bubbles forming show a leak. Correct all leaks at once. DO NOT USE AN OPEN FLAME FOR LEAK TESTING AND DO NOT OPERATEANYAPPLIANCE IFALEAK IS DETECTED. LEAK TESTING SHOULD BE DONE BYAQUALIFIED SERVICE PERSON.

WARNING: Do not operate an unvented gas log set in this fireplace with the chimney removed.

If you install a decorative gas appliance

(vented gas log), the decorative gas appliance must comply with the Standard for Decorative

Gas Appliance for Installation in Solid Fuel

Burning Fireplaces, ANS Z21.60 or Z21.84 and shall also be installed in accordance with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI 7223NFPA

54 latest edition.

WARNING: If the fireplace hasbeenusedforwoodburning, thefireboxandchimneymustbe cleaned of soot, creosote and ashes be a qualified chimney cleaner. Creosote will ignite if heavily heated.

WARNING: When using a decorative vented gas log, the damper must be removed or permanently locked in the fully openpositionandtheglassdoors mustbeinthefullyopenposition.

Outside of

 

Side

Fireplace

 

Firebrick

 

 

Finished

Gas Line

Remove

Side

Conduit

Knockout

1/2" Dowel

Insulation

 

 

 

Gas

 

 

Conduit

 

Brick with

Cover

 

 

Access

 

 

 

 

Hole

Figure 27 - Gas Line Access

Outside of

 

Side

 

Firebrick

Fireplace

Incoming

Finished

 

Side

Gas Line

1/2" Black

 

Iron Pipe

 

Conduit

 

 

 

 

Seal

 

Repack

Opening

 

with

Provide Enough

Insulation

Refractory

Threaded

 

Cement

End for Fitting

Connection

Figure 28 - Gas Line Installation

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GLASS DOOR INSTALLATION

IMPORTANT: Install top and bottom rails and hardware before installing glass door panels.

Rail installation

1.Remove screws securing top face to firebox (see Figure 29).

2.Align holes on rail to be installed at top and replace screws. Note: Door rails are identical until spring clips are in place.

3.Using remaining door rail as a template, place along front row of bricks at bottom making sure rail front surface is flush with fireplace bottom face surface. Mark hole centers and remove rail (see Figure 29).

4.Drill 9 - 5/32" diameter holes about 1" deep directly into bricks using a 5/32" concrete drill bit (not provided).

5.Place rail back on bricks and align holes. Secure using 9 concrete screws provided with glass door kit.

6.Secure retaining clips to top and bottom rails (see Figure 30).

Installing Glass Doors

After spring clips have been installed some adjustments may be needed. Install the doors using the following steps:

Top Rail

Remove Screws then Replace to Secure Top Rail

Bottom Rail (Use as a Template before

Drilling)

Drill Holes Concrete into BricksScrews

Figure 29 - Securing Door Rails to Fireplace

Top Rail

Retaining

Clip

Bottom Rail

Figure 30 - Mounting Door Retaining

Clips

1.With bi-folddoors completely folded, insert bottom pivot pin into bottom retaining clip located at far left and far right side of bottom rail. Swing door to vertical position making sure top pins slide into top door rail. Door is installed when top door pin snaps into spring clip (see Figure 31).

2.Repeat step 1 for remaining door.

If you find the doors do not close properly or do not appear level or straight, proceed with section on door adjustment.

Slide Top

Pin Into Top

Retaining Clip

Spring

Clip

Bottom

Retaining

Clip

Figure 31 - Installing Doors

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DOOR ADJUSTMENT

Remove doors and slightly loosen upper spring clips. Replace and fully close doors. Use 1/8" shims (any material) to level doors. Once proper settingisachieved,carefully open doorsenough to access top retaining clips with a phillips screwdriver. Tighten screws. See Figure 32.

Side Front

Spring Clip

Face

 

Partially

Opened

Door

Figure 32 - Adjusting Bi-FoldDoors

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

GLASS DOORS

Glass doors are optional with fireplace. When fireplace is in operation, doors must be fully opened or fully closed position only or a fire hazard may be created (see Figure 33).

A fireplace equipped with glass doors operates much differently than a fireplace with an open front. A fireplace with glass doors has a limited amount of air for combustion.

Excessive heat within the fireplace can result if too large a fire is built or if combustion air gate is not completely open. The following tips should be followed to assure that both the fireplace and glass door retain their beauty and function properly. Both the flue damper and glass doors must be fully opened before starting fire. This will provide sufficient combustion air and maintain safe temperatures in firebox.

Doors Fully Closed

Fireplace Front

Fireplace Front

Doors

Fully Opened

Figure 33 - Bi-FoldGlass Doors

IMPORTANT: The glass must be allowed to warm slowly and evenly. Such materials as pitch/wax laden logs, very dry mill end lumber and large amounts of paper or cardboard boxes can create an excessively hot fire and should not be burned in this fireplace.Always keep the fire well back from the doors and never allow flames to contact the glass.

WARNING: Fireplaces equipped with glass doors should be operated only with doors fully opened or doors fully closed. Doors, if left partly open, may draw gas and flame out of the fireplace opening creating risks of both fire and smoke.

Cleaning Glass

Clean glass with any commercial glass cleaner or soap and water. Do not use any abrasive material to clean glass. Do not clean glass with any cool water if glass is still hot from the fire and smoke.

A gas line or gas log lighter may be installed for the purpose of installing a vented or ventfree decorative gas appliance incorporating an automatic shutoff device and complying with the Standard for Decorative Gas Appliances for

Installation in Vented Fireplaces, ANSI Z21.60 orAmerican GasAssociation draft requirements for Gas Fired Log Lighters for Wood Burning

Fireplaces, Draft NO. 4 dated August, 1993.

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If you wish to install an unvented (vent-free)gas log set, only unvented gas log sets which have been found to comply with the standard for unvented room heaters,ANSI Z21.11.2 are to be installed in this fireplace.

DAMPER HANDLE OPERATION

The damper handle opens and closes the damper blade and is located in the upper rear side of fireplace just above rear bricks. Rotate handle counterclockwise slightly to disengage from retaining bracket. Swing slowly toward opening of fireplace. Engage handle to secondary bracket located at front of fireplace inner wall (see Figure 34).

CAUTION: When operating damper door, please be aware of sharp edges and corners. Open and close damper door slowly to avoid injury.

WARNING: Risk of fire! Replace grate with FMI PRODUCTS, LLC model109496-01grate only. This grate has been designed to keep the operation of your fireplace safe and efficient.

FULLY CLOSED POSITION

Retaining

Bracket

(Holds Damper Door Closed)

Damper

Handle

Swing Door Down to Open

FULLY OPEN POSITION

Secondary Retaining

Bracket

(Holds Damper Door Open)

Swing Door

Up to Close

Figure 34 - Operating Damper Handle

TECHNICAL SERVICE

You may have further questions about installation, operation, or troubleshooting.

If so, contact FMI PRODUCTS, LLC at

1-866-328-4537.When calling please have your model and serial numbers of your heater ready.

You can also visit our web site at www.fmiproducts.com.

REPLACEMENT PARTS

If this product is missing a part or has a broken component, please do not return it to the store.

Call FMI PRODUCTS, LLC at 1-866-328-4537to answer questions and replace parts under warranty.

Note: Use only original replacement parts.

This will protect your warranty coverage for parts replaced under warranty.

When calling or writing, please have your model and serial numbers of your fireplace ready.

Model and serial number information are in the fireplace's rating plate located on the fireplace smoke shelf.

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PARTS

 

 

9

6

 

4

 

 

8

8

8

 

7

8

5

 

1

3 2

KEY

 

 

NO. PART NO.

DESCRIPTION

1

124652-01

Left Leading Brick Red

 

124652-03

Left Leading Brick Ivory

2

124652-02

Right Leading Brick 36" Red

 

124652-04

Right Leading Brick 42"/50" Red

3

125634-01

Hearth Red

 

125634-02

Hearth Ivory

4

124646-01

Rear Top Red

 

124646-02

Rear Top Ivory

5

124648-01

Right Red

 

124648-02

Right Ivory

6

124650 01

Left Red

 

124650-02

Left Ivory

7

124644-01

Rear Bottom Red

 

124644-02

Rear Bottom Ivory

8

124134-07

Side Retaining Brackets

9

125553-01

Rear Retaining Brackets

V)F48HRA(

(V)F48HIA

 

QTY.

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

4

1

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GRATE

 

109496-01(for F48 Series)

SCREEN - 118115-01

EMBER PROTECTOR - 20093

ROD - 110146-02

 

 

PUSH-ONNUT - 11418

ACCESSORIES

BI-FOLDGLASS MASONRY DOOR

BDMO48E - 48" Ebony

BDMO48G - 48" Pewter

BDMO48C - 48" Oiled Bronze

DOUBLE WALL PIPE -12-12DM,18-12DM,24-12DM,36-12DM,48-12DM,12-12HT,18-12HT,24-12HT,36-12HTand48-12HT

30° OFFSET AND RETURN

30E-12DMand30E-12HT

OPTIONAL OUTSIDE AIR KIT FOR FLOOR INSTALLATION - AK4F

OPTIONAL OUTSIDE AIR KIT FOR SIDEWALL INSTALLATION - AK4

STORM COLLAR - SC2-1

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SQUARE CHASE-TOPTERMINATION -STL-12D

OPTIONAL HEARTH SPACER HS48

ROUND TOP TERMINATIONS RLT-12DANDRLT-12HT

24" ROUND WOODNOOK - DHR-24

ROOF FLASHING

V6F-10DM- 0 to 6/12 Pitch

FIRESTOP SPACER - FS-10

V12F-10DM- 6/12 to 12/12 Pitch

 

 

 

2701 S. Harbor Blvd.

 

Santa Ana, CA 92704

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